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Jay Peak tram allowed to reopen, closes out Porsche Parade

JAY — Jay Peak Resort was allowed to reopen its aerial tram Saturday for summer operations after the state had earlier ordered it temporarily shut down. The resort recently completed a multi-day inspection of the tram. Jay Peak, in cooperation with the state, flew in an aerial tramway specialist and worked with state inspectors to… Keep Reading

All photos courtesy of Heather Matten.

Two injured during crash in Coventry this morning

COVENTRY — A section of VT-105 was closed for a short time after a crash took place this morning that sent two people to the hospital. The accident happened at around 10 a.m. in the area of Petit Road. Police say Judith Boucher, 61, of Newport, and Beverly Minnie, 47, of Newport Center, were transported… Keep Reading

Campus security is looking to identify the man in the photo.

Bomb threat at Lyndon State College causes scare

LYNDONVILLE — A bomb threat at Lyndon State College caused a scare at the school this afternoon. Police say at around 1:45 p.m., Lyndon State College received an anonymous threatening email via admissions and student services claiming that there were explosive devices placed in various locations of the campus. The author of the anonymous email… Keep Reading

Jennifer Daigle (L) and Tracy Roberts (R) were recently promoted at Community National Bank.
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Local businesswomen promoted at Community National Bank

DERBY — Community National Bank announced the recent promotions of Jennifer Daigle, of Troy, to Vice President and Credit Administration Officer, and Tracy Roberts, of North Troy, to Vice President and Marketing Director. Daigle joined the bank in February 2005 as a Commercial Credit Analyst, and in 2006 became Supervisor of the Commercial Credit department.… Keep Reading

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Driver hits and kills Jersey calf in Lowell, drives off

LOWELL — Local authorities are hoping that they can track down a driver who struck and killed a calf in Lowell this morning. Police say they were notified of a crash involving an unknown vehicle on the Cheney Road in Lowell, near the Ostiguy Road. The unknown vehicle collided with a 1-year-old Jersey calf. The… Keep Reading


GMUW expands Tatum’s Totes to Newport area

NEWPORT — Last summer, a game-changing project for children who are headed for foster care was started by Elizabeth and Alex Grimes, of Rutland. They named it “Tatum’s Totes” after their 5-month old son, Tatum, who died suddenly of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. It was a devastating loss to the whole family, but just two… Keep Reading

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Candidates for Vermont Governor to debate in Irasburg June 29

IRASBURG — On Wednesday, June 29 at 6 p.m., candidates Matt Dunne, Peter Galbraith, Bruce Lisman, Sue Minter and Phil Scott, the major-party candidates for Vermont governor, have all agreed to take part in a debate in Irasburg. The event will take place inside a 10,000 square-foot covered riding arena located at 4328 Route 14.… Keep Reading

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Police clock driver doing 117 mph on I-91 in Derby

DERBY — Vermont state police have charged a man with excessive speed after they say they clocked him driving 117 mph on Interstate 91, in Derby. Kodey Carminati-Renfrew, 24 of Orange, was arrested at around 10:00 a.m. this morning, after being stopped by police while headed north. He was traveling in a 2015 Kia Optima… Keep Reading

Photos of the proposed location for the single wind turbine in the cornfield of Dairy Air Farm in Holland.

Holland dairy farmer’s plan to bring in large wind turbine moves forward

HOLLAND — A Holland dairy farmer’s efforts to host a single-turbine wind project has taken a step forward with the Vermont Public Service Board’s recent order authorizing Dairy Air Wind a “standard offer” program contract. Under Vermont law, the standard offer program enables small-scale renewable energy projects to secure long-term, stably priced contracts with Vermont’s… Keep Reading

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Local student receives Land Stewards Award

NEWPORT — Riley Brooks of the North Country Career Center received the Land Stewards Award from the Vermont Land Trust this week. The award, now in its eleventh year, acknowledges the hard work of tomorrow’s agricultural and forestry leaders with an unrestricted cash prize of $250. Riley has a strong interest in forestry and woodworking.… Keep Reading

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